With staying in fast becoming the new going out, the economic crisis has proven a surprising inspiration for the new 2010 interior collections. Style with comfort is behind most designers Spring 2010 collections.
From ocean-inspired turquoises to military-esque navy, blue is the key colour for 2010. Pantone recently announced that PANTONE® 15-5519 Turquoise is their colour for 2010. According to Pantone, “Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world” – the perfect anecdote to a turbulent 2009!
When most people think of purple they think of pale lilacs for little girls bedrooms. However, 2010 will see the colour return to its royal association with deep mauves and magentas. When teamed with maroon it’s a winning interior combination this season. Use rich and opulent purples and deep reds, add tweeds, plaids and crushed velvets for texture and accessorize with glamorous metallics to see the room taken to another level.
Eco-inspired moss and malachite green is set to be big this year alongside pretty botanical prints featuring birds and butterflies. Create a feature wall with plain green or nature-inspired patterned wallpaper or re-cover your sofa and add earthy accessories to instantly change the mood and add warmth.
Not brave enough for just green alone? Florals have become fashionable again thanks to fashion designers using wallpaper patterns as inspiration for their collections. For 2010 they have had a much needed modernisation with botanical prints breaking through for spring/summer. Add softness and freshness using greens, pinks and creams. If you’re feeling bold use a trailing bloom print in reds, lime green and blues. Florals are an effortless and timeless way to update a room.
With spring on the horizon and temperatures thawing out, yellow is also set to be a popular choice to brighten up a room. The unisex colour provides instant light to any room, but the spring twist this year is to team it with greys and indigos for a more subtle feel.
Here at Plumbs we are pegging blue, purple and yellow as key colours. We’ve also seen a surge in the order of floral prints again this year as our customer base moves away from the neutral tones that have been popular for the last couple of years.